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Whom It Helps or Hurts. ctArv tw* *** * tor y w ‘ a mora * - luc Story J t t j, c Btor y of a waiter. R r Os 1 Comical Little This waiter works in a popular ■»- ** wi « n>L down-town case. WRltCr WhO IS 3 Piker There are other waiters in the Rj ~—+ 1 place and all of them but this one II KmO It and Me If You Can 8e« b et on the horses. §J Who *ha Jake Was On— Find The waiter who is our hero is / $ the On« In the Story, Too, a comical fellow to look at. If Wh. Cm. Out . N1.k.1 He is diminutive in size and II c * " I curly headed. I His legs are very short and his 1 b— ls beat a merry tatoo on the floor as he runs from the tables to ptiw dumb-waiter and from the dumb-waiter back to the tables, f E •He is somewhat of the handicap under which he fc "Mora when it comes to keeping up with the longer-legged fellows Ipavith whom he works, and his eyes are generally a step ahead of I the tray he carries. f But he is good-natured and all the guests have their little jokes i at his expense. The other waiters joke with him, too, and they call him “The Piker." That is because one day a telegram came to one of their num ber that a horse that was to start in a race at Windsor was being bet nin the handbooks of another city. They all filed over to the track across the river that afternoon ; and our hero went along. He went over to make his first bet on a horse race, but he didn’t make it. He found out when he got over there that he couldn't bet unless 'he was willing to risk a dollar. He wasn't willing. That is where he got the name of “The Piker.” The horse lost and “The Piker" was ahead a dollar while his foompsnioiu were out about all they had. EV Other telegrams have been received in this case since, but this “Wraiter has continued to keep his money off. There is an old saying that "a bird in the hand is worth two to bush." W" ' MM- k The latter end of last week there came a wire tip from a for track that a horse that would sell at odds of at least 20 to 1 was a sure thing. “The Piker” was, as usual, invited to go into the pool. He just smiled and wouldn't. The horse won. All the other waiters the next day had plenty of money. f One of them was standing at his table and jokingly called “The ■ Piker” over where he was. “Bring me a glass of beer,” said this waiter to our waiter, flash a , ing a roll of bills as proof of his privilege to be waited upon. “The Piker” entered into the spirit of the fun, went to the bar ind came back with the beer. The waiter he had served handed “The Piker” a dime. “You can keep the change, little fellow,” said his fellow waiter, ; “and buy yourself a house and lot.” And everybody enjoyed the joke. 1 “Well, I’ve got two houses and lots,” said “The Piker,” when ( thc laughter had died down, “but I’ll keep this to apply on the third; one I am building.” Then he put the nickel tip in his pocket. Do you get the moral? | That you will not fail to get it, wc would add that the waiters to much money plunged the same day on another “sure thing” luid the next day they were broke. I “The Piker” still has his houses. A HAMBURGER’S LOG By C. B. QUINCY. life is great. Read '<oo letters Kind 2.600 telegrams and wrote replies. ■PjUMed 28 mllfu around 'he upp.'r ■Nleck. Noticed a lurge number of ■Mbpllycoddlet In chnirs. They arc i.i SUP 1 * way of cny one nee ling sim p Kfor exercise. liAfter luncheon mdc 2T»* miles <m HNcyclc trainer; rowed r»7 in tank and Hpvt In two hours’ exen-lso with ."»• * ■Ktund dumbbells. Feeling fne. After jßjndhiner wrote six editorials. E; Korea t life this: Sea rising a little jKfcad ship beginning to roll a trill" MMFllked five miles around ti| per dec Other of weaklings in « tiaii t’ori King fine a<r at sea. Wat' Had very light luncheon. Must Kfl* ,n R o,, d trim U r «*l> f>!» wit elm S Hope they won't cite me public re Hb*ption at. filbrnltar. Ask«d cnp*alo let the governor knew e\aci tim |Kif our arrival, in i use he mould wart HpO get up a little a flair for me. EHlHrached hag for t' i minutes K See appears to be Increasing. 18. Retired early. Taft on Cleveland gjlr. Taft m noble appreciation of Hoover Cleveland expresses not only Bm thoughtful Judgment of th<> nation ■Km the character of that great prex [peat, but also something of the ipm! ■tea which the nation ha3 already Bfcaoguised in his latest r.uccesaor. Mr. mm makes no new revelation of him ■Us when ho indicates so plait i. I r Bbmiratlon of Cleveland's courageous Honesty. his singleness of purpose. his Iphr perception and calm Judgment, m unselfish devotion to duty While •ere is no rea.-o;i to support* ■bat his own career has been con** ■Housiv modeled upon Cleveland's. the ■WN has been felt, and in tins ad Hnble address Mr. Taft seems t » Stow the Ideals which he Amis Ulus ■pted In the subject of his eulogy H|Ph>S la most significant at the rn>» Hpi. when. Mr. Tart takes up the Kmldenry In conditions which bear fSrJMn y likenesses to those whim met —some of them auc< e*< • hud some without success. h< BWI foil sympathy with Cleveland's flMde as a party man. who believed Ship rolled considerably. Walked twice around upper deck. Passenger kindly ■ 7«red ne deck chair. Would have been impolite t > refuse. Enjoyed se*x air until time for luncheon. Decided not to eat any. aa I mustn’t take on fat. Ship rolling more. Went to stateroom to while away time by writing message to congress. Remembered this recreation now de nied me. r.jf out dinner. Must keep !n good training. Siiip rolling terriblx. Went on deck for walk, but decided v alking on hard *b < U injurious to feet. Sat in a- k chair I.ot of mollyeoH 'll* h and weakling? rt li king in thetr stateroom*. So bin* heon. Ship beginning to pitch. Sin- a->. up—up I P and than, iown. HfT’ J •luat made stateroom. Shull lie L, bunk t.ntll w» reach C.tb. in party and in neccsaary concessions to party means, but would not sacrifice bis party principles to catch votes While it is true that Cleveland's firm stand r< suited In the destruction of hi.i partv, it saved the honor and the Institution.*; of the* country, and com polled the new alignment whlrh has made possible Mr. raft s own p r osent attitude. All of this review of Cleve land's relations with Ms party Is In terest In?; slid suggestlv< ,,i |,;,r tlrulnr lute esi In the .tcU?u»wled?nn'm i’s his Important contribti*ion to a round and sober understanding or the constitutional distribution or powers. Recalling the popular attitude to ward Cleveland at the clfvje of Ids ad ministration. tlie acclaim that has since pome to him is scarcely lodh noteworthy than the recent recogni tion of Lincoln. Hath illhai.-ates ho* little mere temporary popularity counts for in the long run. and that It is not the glittering, scir-assertive finalities that endure or that perform enduring service for the nutlon.— Philadelphia Public ]A*dscr. Editorial Page of The Detroit Times 'Mir mvlt for roiirrwiurN linn a*Mim | ‘il linmenne proportion* nlurr the tori IV delmtr i-mu in raced. Thouniiniln of letlem are rrcelteil from the people of home protesting agaluat the Faiur tmr* on ueernnltle*. nod thr fai - ora ikwna la the hill In nprelal lat.'reat Now Item. LYCEUM. "Metz’’ is back, right on time to the day. for it was just one year ago that he last ((raced the Lyceum stage with his presence. This time it is Met* Vou i Freiburg, a gallant young Deutcher. instead of Met* Muller, of the Alps, but. outside of a slight change in ha billnient and the Dutch surname, he is the same old Metz of bygone days. His voice is its sweet and mellow, his manner as full of grace aud his in imitable German dialect as pleasing to tne ear as in the more familiar char acter. and the one in which he prob ably will be best remembered. Like •-Met* in the Alps." Al. Wil son's present vehicle, "When Old New mrk Was Dutch," is liberally bedeck ed with Typical Wilson songs aud melodies. There is always one song In the Wilson repertoire that stands out from the others and seems to dom inate the entire production. This year it is “Helen," aud It is employed with »appy erred. Other song hits of the current offering arc; "Auf Wie dersehen. Fraulein," "The old Chim ney Corner." "Whispering Breeze." and "Around the Campfire." The lust name is accompanied by a chorus, and It gives opportunity for the Introduc tion of a bit of Irish and a wee bit o Scotch, which provide the spice that it the proverbial attribute of variety. •When Old New York Was Dutch." by Sidney R. Ellis, Is a play with an historical setting. The scenes are laid in New York in 16t14, just after the English had ousted the Dutch from possession of the territory.- The story denis with a plot on the part of the Dutch to assassinate the governor and regain control, which Metz frustra;«s and, in doing so, is reunited with the wife he married in childhood and from whom he has been separated for years by design of the girl's guardian. At tin time ot' the reunion, the girl is an English lady and Metz Von Frei burg has a reputation as a bold, bad ruffian, but. posing as a dear friend of Metz, he pleads the latter’s cause with Lady Helen and nt the psychological moment discloses Ids identity. It all ends very sweetly. Mr. Wilson is given good support by Miss Inna La Pleiro as Lady Hel en, and the other roles are in good hnnrii for the most part. A feature is ih” clever acting of 11111«* Miss Olive Wright as Kiddo Kip. a privileged iheracter" around Die governor’s fort ress. "Metz" remains alt the week gind will i»e foliov ed. Sunday by Vaughan Gins* r and his « xcellent com pany. who will open their spring and • umu.er engagement with "The House of a Thousand Candles." local PLAYHOUSES r.wT wot o. the TtSSSn I wiwr wffrii,w *... ic" tmtit T~ *1 —TI h, it II PAiNT AND PROCEEDED TO ME," -SAID H C Bur JUST THEN THE COLORS Klin " TtetA MORAL- "A STITCH decorate himself therewith. pu JU ~' | 11 WUK;i KUN •• in ttmf goeth before a fau_!- KIDNAPERS AT WORK THE WHITNEY. l itturesque as the big western coun try which it portrays. and written and acted with a regard tor the possiblli iti»-s that is h welcome relief after some of the melodramatic «arlcatures of the wild west, "Montana,in the Whitney theater this week meets every requirement of the thrill-loving regulars, but still managed to be real istic, without being maudlin. Harry W. Carry, teh author, ought to receive a vote of thanks for waking up to fact that plenty of gunpowder could be burned and plenty of excite ment produced, without any exhuusim. effort to deepen the general cussed ness of what was a pretty jrough stretch of country. He has given .1 tree, but not impossible, sketch of some rough times in old Missoula coun ty, and the villainous hnlf-breed who fi rnlsh"K all the trouble 's a type too well known in the real west to be de nied h«s place in the lomances of that section. It is a breezy, heart.' lit of wild west ranch life, with the sinister figure of Pet ran It, the half luted. us a constant trouble-maker. And a fine bit of acting was th» Pcrrnult of Walter Coyle, tad all tkiougli. with the cunning of the In dian. and the impetuosity of hi-* French forbears. Mr. Coyle’s work was of the kind which ought to be seeen oftener in melodrama. C. Edmund Roberts, ns "Jim Cra ham.” the chro. was Just as good In hi- difficult part, and refrained from those pitiful heroics which are the usual thing In melodrama. Miss Bes sie Lee made a fetching little heroine, and. in fact, every one in the cast showed rare good judgment and abl! It.' in his work. The play is rapid fro meurtain to c i.i tain. ‘ Jim’ is Mamed for a cowardly murder by the half-breed, who then plots to have "Jim” lynched by some drink-crazed cowboys. There is a thrilling escape from the log jail, and the scene shifts to an abon dnned mine, where the hero and the heroine barely escapes from a dyna mite explosion, planned by PerraulL The show ends with a hand-to-hand struggle between the hn.f-breed and the hero, and the little love aaffir. which has been skillfully interwoven iu the'action, culminates happily. GAYETY. The mon remarkable make-up and character that has been seen in the Ha vet y this winter is that of Tommy O’Dell in tlr* first of the two Mr |e .rjues put qii by Phil Sheridan’s City Sports. Featuring a comedy wrhlch Is n travesty on the croze for wild west ern plains. hi.« imv raonatlon of an effc m inate tiamp tending l.nr for his living ami doing fan< y work for recrer. tlon is so absurd that it convulses the audience constantly. Anne Sennette. who is blonde and very plump, puts a lot of glngor into the show. Carrie Wolford is a whist ler of ability, and lima ! l>orr sings j with grace and chatm. Georgle Cun ningham has a singing and darn ing specialty that took well, while Roxy Thompson is an old-t'me favorite. Tim Mealy has an Irish make-up and j brogue that are not overdone. There is a male quartet which sing? a< -ce pt I ably and the choru < '.ins pretty cos tumes and a variety of good wings The four Hiltons have a bicycle act that requires much skill. A snake dance,, in whi< It four big reptiles are used, is one of the strik ing features of the show. AVENUE. Better shows have been seen In the Avenue than the RolMekera, who open od for a week’s engagement Sunday afternoon. However, the large audi ence managed to find much to laugh ' at. and went away pleased. The bill is made u pof a two-act | travesty on the operations of a mod ern brokerage office', and Is entitled: "B Dunne Ooogc & Cos." Two He brew* comedians. Nat e.frome and Joe Mills, unacquainted with the system of high finance as practiced by the Dunne Goode Cos. # furnish moat of the I fun. Prominent parts are also taken |b> May Leavitt, William J. Patton. Violet Pearl and Matt Taylor. The dancing and singing of the pony ballet, consisting of seven chubby lililc girls, was a feature of the show. Wednesday evening there will lie a wrestling bout between a mat artls 4, I named W illoughby, who c laims the j championship of New York state, and ; Floyd Catcher, the Michigan wrestler, ! win will endeavor to stay 16 minutes 1 with the New York wonder. The- usual amateur performance will he put on ' Friday niguf, following tiie* regular show. LAFAYETTE The new program in the l,afayeU9 tneater. Sunday, was a pronounced success. There were six high-class vaudeville acts and eight full turns of moving picture*. Among the vaude ville turns, the most prominent wera Cross and Maze in their clever com edy character changes; the Three Morrises in their comedy acrobatic 4 sketch; “Mamie,” the fire-dancer who made a hit with her graceful and nov el “Flower Dance.” R. A. Schiech, equilibrist and gymnast and J. R. Arm strong, wire performer, are both nr tlsts of more than usual merit and cleverness. Daniel Ahern gave* some amusing imitations of birds, beasts iand maehinerj*. and eight full reels of , new moving pictures, filled out the* new program. The afternoon and evening programs will be reversed on j Thursday. cA Misfit Fable Two Sides of Woman Suffrage By LADY COOK By MRS. BARCLAY HAZARD (Tennessee Claflin.) It seems to me a pity that Theodore Roosevelt lost his chance for becon. Ing illustrious mh the liberator of wo men. Ho might have gone down In history wilb Lincoln, the emanlclpa tor of slaves, If he hud done this. But he has lost his chauce. There is Mr. Taft, with his opportunity ahead of him. I expect a good deul from Mr. Taft. If women would concentrate on the determination to make Mr. Taft yield to them equal rights with men at the polls they would be work ing in the right direction. I want to see the franchise given to the women of my country before I give up the battle. I hope to see It. It is sure to come, but the worn on must work to get the president's sympathy and enthusiasm, in th * cause. I know lie has a great love and respcei for his wile and the wom en of his family. Such a man cannot wish that other men's mothers, wives and sisters shall be held iu bondage. With such a mother as the present king of Kngland had I cannot see why he does not give the women of his country the rights of the ballot. Tho son of such a mother, whose reign was one of the most gloiious in history, ought to have had an object lesson that would have convinced him that what one woman could do, many oth ers could, and that, having in sight the great governing power, clear brain and executive ability of Ida mother, he should think of other mothers ami give them the support of his sym pathy and influence, which would go a long way toward inclining parlia ment grant then, thir tights. The granting of the ballot to wom en will not end there, for it will be the beginning of tho grentest reforms, I believe, that have ever been seen iu the history of the world. With her great love of the home and her In herent desire to provide all that makes for the welfare of her children, and lienee for posterity, uo you not think that the mothers of the 'and would look upon the ballot as a sacred trust and would watch wdth a faithfulness unknown to man the making of laws that would affect the welfare of the family and children? And the state? The child lalw»r ques tions. the women wage-earning dis tricts of this country—all of these, and dozens of kindred matters which do not interest the men politicians so ' much as appropriations for public I buildings, with chances of money i grabbing, w ill be c arried through suc cessfully by the woman vote. While I believe that the vote is woman's inherent right. I urge It. too, on the ground of ner benefit to the state in the capacity of a law maker and an influencer lit legislation. Her i power without the ballot iu all civic and public matters la negative. She can still remain tho mother, the wife ami the homekeeper. and do all those things better for the ballot, tor T.> soon as woman comes into that right the attitude of men will »■ hatige. ami instead of less chivalry and respee* they will give her ten tinv s more of it, i believe. WOMAN SUFFRAGE REFERENDUM [Women only may vote.J * I FAVOR GIVING WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE NAME ADDRESS I OPPOSE GIVING WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE. NAME ADDRESS When yon have recorded your preference on the above ballot cut the bnllot out and forward It to Referendum Editor, The Detroit Times. No names will be made public; Just tbe totals. im mt mm | Mrs. Ohas. H. Clements, of the I** ; irolt Conservatory of Music, sang Thursday evening, in the Tabernacle M. E. church. + + + 1,. 1.. Ronwlck. organist of the De troit Conservatory of Music, has been engaged to give a recital at the May festival in Ann Arbor this season. 4- •+• 4- Miss Elisabeth Moore, soprano, of the Detroit Conservatory of Music, v ill give a song recital Tuesday even ing. March 3b, In the conservatory, hall. 4-4-4- ftirector Francis L. York, of the De troit Conservatory of Music, gave a \ery Interesting talk on the lives nf Mosart. Beethoven, Field and Mendels sohn .at th'* last regular Wednesday afternoon concert. Mrs. R. A. Clifford, pianist, and David Duggan, tenor, of Monday, March 29, 1909 This whole question of the extension of the suffrage to women Is one for calm and deliberate statesmanship It has to be looked at from all sldea in the clear, cold light of common sense. Instead of that. Us advocates adopt rather the tactics of a revlvul meet ing ami make fervent appeals to senti ment, on the one side, and what they call "class feeling" on the other. The suffragists accuse us of hetug undem ocratic because we oppose their views; but whut could be more un- American. more undemocratic than this talk of classes? Classes! What have we to do with classes In the 'United States? Nothlug. Classes ex ist only in the minds of those who think they can ad vane* themselves or th< Ir cause hy t reat*ug an antagonism which lias no foundation in reality. Wo women feel that our work in the world Is all that wv t an do well, and that to add political burdenc and civic duties to all our other carea Is an in justice. Why should the average hard-working woman be drngged into partisan polities just because a few rich ambitious women would And politics anew diversion? Not all the suffragists belong to this class. Many tint* rely believe that black will be come white when women vote, but there is no doubt about It thur much of the present suffrage agitation is artificial and Is kept alive hy large campaign contribution s. The suffragists promise the wage eaulng women incense of pay if she has the vote. The ballot cannot change the law of supply and demand, and they know it. Fotunateljr, the working woman knows it. too, and cannot be beguiled in that way. At a recent meeting of a working girl*’ club a suffragist told them that if. they would get tin* ballot the wages of men and women would he equal. A clear-headed girl In tin audience arose and said she did not think that that would bo the case, but if it were, it would ho a misfoitune for the wom en. as they would be crowded out by the men. It was because women did work for less than tho men that they held their own in industry until they married and left the ranks >f wage-earners. Now this girl knew more about social economics than did th'* speaker, though the latter was a colb ge woman. The state does not want the votes of women, because the state has al ready enough partisan voters. What the state needs is the disinterested work of intelligent citizens — citizen of whose independ* rce to party tb j there can he no snndow of a doubt. Such service to tin* state Is today be ing given by women all over the coun try. and these women ding to their present political status, knowing well that through the independence it gives tlßun they ran do their best for family and state. In the Beginning. "These leases are getting fierce,** t dec Mred the tird cave dweller. ‘ That'-, right." < hinted in the ser end rave dweilcr. "Our landlord , won't lei us-keep ichthyosauri, dodo*, j sabre-toothed tiger-. or pterodactyls.” the faculty, contributed the musical tinmlx rs In their usual artistic man ner. 4* 4* 4* The Detroit Conservatory of Mttoic .orchestra composed of fifth members. , .'lll give a concert Thursday evening, April If* in th** Central M. E. church, assisted by Miss Elisabeth Moore, kv piano. The orchestra will be under ! th#' direction of Herbert A. Milliken. bead of the violin department of the I conservatory. -4- -F -i- Frank VV. Stephens, pianist of the I Detroit Conservatory of Music faculty, gave an exceptionally brilliant and ar ! tlstic recital Thursday afternoon in the conservatory. Mr. Stephens* pro gram consisted of works from Be.th oven. Sehuman. Chopin. Uszt. Glazou j now and Rubinstein. Mrs. Belle Par son Ockonden, render, assisted. The daughter of her mother was do ing a stunt at the piano. *My daughter’s music.” said the proud parent, “cost us a lot of money." "Indeed.” rejoined the visitor. “Di • some neighbor sue you?"—Chicago News.